What is the difference between a Greater Swiss Mountain dog and a Bernese mountain dog?
Also asked, should I get a greater Swiss mountain dog?
Frankly, with all of his special needs, the Greater Swiss is "too much dog" for the average household. A Greater Swiss Mountain Dog may be right for you. A Greater Swiss Mountain Dog may not be right for you. You can avoid some negative traits by choosing an ADULT dog from an animal shelter or rescue group.
Secondly, is there a smaller version of a Bernese mountain dog? While there are many breeds that can be crossed to produce a smaller dog which resembles a Bernese, two breeds that are commonly crossed with the Bernese Mountain Dog are the Cavalier King Charles and the miniature or toy Poodle. Cavalier King Charles can have very similar coloring to the Bernese Mountain Dog.
Then, what dog is similar to a Bernese mountain dog?
How much does a greater Swiss mountain dog?
Generally speaking, the cost of a purebred Swissy will run you between $1,500 and $2,300. There are certain metrics that drive the price, such as whether or not they are a show quality dog or just bred to be a companion pooch.